Chemistry has been praised and it has been condemned. What about in the case of organophosphates? Is this better living through chemistry?
There are various methodologies for chemical separation and purification. Two of these are fractional crystallization and fractional distillation.
Sugarcane is harvested, crushed, the juice collected and converted to raw sugar. Is cane juice crystallization to raw sugar a chemical or a physical change?
Beef liver divides people into two groups, the lovers and the haters. Whichever group you may be in, the question remains: Is fried beef liver good for you?
Sometimes it is the public that is hard on a medical discovery. Sometimes it is the government agencies. What is the cause of the rise and fall of DMSO?
The complex physics of boiling water might seem boring and simple, yet it is neither. Do you know what’s happening when you’re boiling water on the stove?
Oxygenated organic compounds can often have one or more sulfur atoms substitute for oxygen, resulting in so-called sulfur analogs.
The oxidation of methane illustrates oxidation occurs in stages and depends upon strength, specificity, and method of reagent application.
The rare earth elements or rare earth metals resources are being eyed by nations seeking technological advances. These metals, however, are difficult to separate and purify.
The rare earth metals are not particularly rare, but they are little known by the public. Technologically, these elements are of great importance.